AT&T Updates on Investment Figures for South Carolina Wireless and Wireline Networks
Aug 22, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
In the first half of 2013, AT&T invested nearly $140 million in its wireless and wired networks in South Carolina.
According to a release, the investments included deployment of new macro cell sites, small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems across the state as a part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. The company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network, which provides ultra-fast mobile Internet speeds, and deployed new Wi-Fi hot spots.
"Expanding the availability of mobile Internet services across our state will help South Carolina's citizens and businesses compete and thrive in a global marketplace," said Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell. "These investments are laying the technological foundation for continued economic growth and for new services and applications that will impact our lives in many areas, including education, medicine and commerce."
Project Velocity IP is also spurring the deployment of advanced fiber-optic connections to thousands of South Carolina businesses, the company said. In just the first six months of 2013, more than 250 additional business customer locations in South Carolina located in nine multi-tenant office buildings across the state now have access to blazing-fast, reliable connections to Internet and cloud-based resources, which ride on the fiber network.
"No one understands better than AT&T that fast, reliable connectivity is essential to both quality of life and competitiveness at work," said Pamela Lackey, president, AT&T South Carolina. "That's why we are working aggressively, through initiatives like Project Velocity IP, to ensure that South Carolina consumers and businesses remain at the leading edge of broadband services. While no one is doing more than AT&T to mobilize our customers' world, it wouldn't be possible without the forward-looking policies enacted by the state's leaders over many years to encourage investment in advanced technologies."
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